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AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware Value-Based Programs Offer Providers Customization and Collaboration

PerformPlus® contracts are designed to meet specific providers’ needs, help them deliver cost-effective care

AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware, one of the Medicaid managed care health plans serving Delawareans utilizing Medicaid and long-term services and supports, is proud to support the state’s health care transformation goals by offering value-based contracting programs to meet the needs of each provider. The programs, part of AmeriHealth Caritas’ enterprise-wide PerformPlus® suite of value-based models, align with AmeriHealth Caritas’ and the state’s desire to shift health care from a system based on quantity of services to one based on quality and value. They further aim to reward providers for delivering high quality care to AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware members.

AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware offers programs designed for many provider types, and each aspect of the contract is further customized to meet the needs of the individual provider and the patients they serve. In all cases, providers have the ability to track their performance on the agreed upon metrics using an interactive proprietary dashboard, allowing them to quickly identify and act upon opportunities for improvement. Providers who meet or exceed their program’s benchmarks can receive incentive payments and/or a share of the resulting cost savings.

“What makes PerformPlus unique, and what will make it so valuable for Delaware’s health care providers, is its degree of customization and its access to timely, actionable data,” said AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware Market President Emmilyn Lawson. “When providers join one of our value-based programs, they are joining one that is designed for them and their patients, and one which is based on close collaboration. Providers benefit from the opportunities for financial rewards and performance improvement. We benefit by being able to help the state meet its goals. And our members benefit by receiving more cost-effective care.”

AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware offers the following PerformPlus value-based programs:

  • Shared-savings programs for hospitals, large health systems, and provider groups
  • Quality enhancement program for primary care providers
  • Specialized programs for cardiology, OB-GYN, oncology, dental, LTSS, and behavioral health specialists

In addition, for providers ready to take on risk with the potential for larger financial rewards, AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware can work with them to design bundled payment, population health, and other partial or full-risk programs. 

To date, AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware has formed value-based collaborations with the following providers:

Other Delaware providers interested in joining one of AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware’s PerformPlus programs may contact their provider network account executive or call the health plan’s Provider Services team at 1-855-707-5818.

About AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware
AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware, part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, is one of the Medicaid managed care plans that participate in the Diamond State Health Plan and Diamond State Health Plan-Plus programs. AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware helps Delawareans get proper care and stay well, working with communities in need to achieve positive health outcomes throughout the state. For more information, visit

About AmeriHealth Caritas
AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 11 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves more than 5 million Medicaid, Medicare, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, and behavioral health services.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 35 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. AmeriHealth Caritas is part of the Independence Health Group in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. For more information, visit